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Record Group Number: 000370
Series/Collection Number: .S 1896
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Labor and Employment Security.
Title, Dates: Diversity Council records, 1995-1997.
Amount: .25 cubic ft.
Medium Included: Photographs.
Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
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Biographical/Historical:         The Department of Labor and Employment Security was created in 1978 (Ch. 78-201, Laws).  It assumed the duties of the Dept. of Commerce's Division of Labor and Division of Employment Security which were transferred to the new Department.  It is the state counterpart to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.  It administers federally-funded activities; labor organization registration; and several programs, including unemployment compensation, employment services, apprenticeship, worker safety, and workers' compensation insurance.

    In 2000, the Agency for Workforce Innovation was formed by merging the Division of Workforce and Employment Opportunities and the Division of Unemployment Compensation (Ch. 2000-165, Laws).  Funding was stopped on activities and programs not transferred to new agencies and the Department of Labor ceased functioning on July 1, 2002.

    The Diversity Council was formed on February 6, 1995 by Secretary of Labor Douglas Jamerson.  It consisted of fifteen members selected from all levels within the Department and from each of its Divisions.

    The Council was responsible for reviewing and recommending administrative services and educational programs addressing issues of discrimination, civil rights, minority business enterprises, access to opportunity, and managing diversity.  The group also reviewed affirmative action requirements, developed departmental diversity training programs, and recommended management strategies for eliminating equal opportunity barriers.

Summary:     This series contains organizational records from the inaugural year of the DLES Diversity Council .  Among the records are meeting agenda, copies of meeting minutes, a published copy of the 1996-1997 annual report, and monthly schedules of departmental gatherings and instructional sessions.  There is also a photograph of the first coucil group.
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Subject Access Fields: Employment agencies.
Equal employment opportunity.
Workers' compensation Florida
Discrimination in employment Florida
Affirmative action programs Florida
Photographs. aat
Annual reports. aat
Minutes. aat
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